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CCFM

Established in 1985, the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM or Council) provides an important forum for federal, provincial and territorial governments to come together to discus

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SFI 2022 Forest Management Standard

This standard promotes sustainable forestry based on 13 Principles, 17 Objectives, 41 Performance Measures and 114 Indicators related to water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

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Design Guidebook: Maximizing Climate Adaptation Benefits with Trees

This document provides design guidance and explores opportunities for using trees to maximize climate adaptation benefits to local communities throughout Metro Vancouver. As a companion to the Urban Forest Climate Adaptation Framework, this guidebook provides illustrations and additional technical guidance to support the design of tree plantings to maximize benefits to local communities throughout Metro Vancouver.

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Adapting Forestry Programs for Climate Change

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Area has undertaken a comprehensive study into the impacts of climate change on tree planting and forest management, and the ways in which these programs might be adapted for climate change.

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Informing and Supporting Climate Change Adaptation in Forests through Monitoring

The Future Forest Ecosystems Initiative in partnership with the Forest and Range Evaluation Program of the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations engaged University of British Columbia researchers to develop a strategy for monitoring forest and rangeland species and ecosystem processes in light of climate change.

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Tracking Climate Change Effects: Potential Indicators for Canada’s Forests and Forest Sector

The overarching goal of this report is to provide potential indicators and selection criteria to develop a tracking system for Canada’s forests and forest sector. The specific objectives are (1) to present a suite of potential indicators of climate change effects on Canada’s forests and forest sector and (2) to provide criteria to select and prioritize indicators to track climate change effects.

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Canada’s Urban Forests in a Changing Climate

Each year the Canadian Climate Forum publishes several Issue Papers (IP) and the first of this year focuses on the impact of climate change on Canadian metropolitan forests. IP#1-2016, authored by Dr. Steve Colombo, addresses a range of interrelated issues including threats from invasive species, the value trees have on air quality and human health, and sustainable management practices.

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Ontario’s Forest Sector Strategy

This report sets out strategies to promote sustainable grow in Ontario’s forest sector, encouraging innovation and investment in the industry. The strategy draws on input from the public, Indigenous communities, municipalities and industry. Learn how the Government of Ontario plans to reduce barriers, create jobs and promote economic growth, while ensuring the future sustainability Ontario forests.

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Cities Adapt to Extreme Wildfires

This report celebrates local actions taken by governments across Canada to anticipate and effectively address wildfire risk. The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction commends local leaders and other collaborators working to reduce the risk of wildfire damage. Their actions are recognized and appreciated.

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Reducing Community Climate Risks through Forest Protection and a Paradigm Shift in Forest Management

A new independent report commissioned by Sierra Club BC looks at the relationship between forest management and severe climate impacts expected across B.C. It shows that governments can mitigate climate-related disasters like flooding, droughts, fires and heat waves by swiftly reforming B.C.’s forestry practices, applying Indigenous knowledge to forest-related decisions, and protecting and restoring intact forests before the climate crisis worsens.

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Recommendations from Canada’s Forest Sector to Drive Economic Recovery and a net-zero Carbon Future

In this report, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) makes critical recommendations that will ensure economic opportunity for the forestry sector and its people, while upholding important values that support human health, inclusive growth, and our environment. Released in 2020, this report emphasizes on the opportunities for recovery from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and the widespread disruption it caused to the economy and people’s lives. 

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Forestry

Adapting Sustainable Forest Management to Climate Change

The report discusses the availability of scenario data, the processes involved in developing local scenarios by stakeholders, and the application of scenarios as part of a vulnerability assessment process for sustainable forest management systems. Case studies of scenarios used in regional and national assessments of climate change impacts on forests are reviewed. Sources of information on scenarios are provided in three appendixes.

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Alberta’s Natural Subregions Under a Changing Climate: Past, Present, and Future

In this report, the author places the Natural Regions and Subregions into a dynamic framework, describing how they have responded to climate change in the past and how they are expected to change over the next hundred years. Understanding how Natural Regions and Subregions will change over time will improve conservation planning and facilitate adaptation efforts.

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Forestry

Compendium of Forest Education Resources for Youth and Educators

The compendium responds to the key Canadian Council of Forest Ministers priority identified in 2020 where the Council expressed the importance of youth having access to factual information on sustainable forest management in Canada. It includes resources organized by grade level and various topics, including forests and climate change.

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Conserving the World's Last Great Forest is Possible: Here's How (2013)

A summary that provides clear guidance about what needs to be done to ensure that protection decisions balance the maintenance of the natural heritage of Canada’s Boreal forest region with industrial development that extracts resources that other nations desire.

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Landscape

Guiding Principles for Wetland Stewardship and Forest Management

This document was developed to synthesize current knowledge of the relationship between boreal wetlands and forests and to support the integration of wetland stewardship into forest management.

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Agriculture

Canada in a Changing Climate: Prairie Provinces

The Regional Perspectives Report, led by Natural Resources Canada, provides regional perspectives on how climate change is impacting our communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting.

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Forestry

Economic Instruments for Adaptation to Climate Change in Forestry

This report undertook three case studies oriented around specific climate-change related risks: 1) looking at wildfire risk on the landscape; 2) fire and the wildland-urban interface; and 3) the effect of maladaptation and less resilient future forests (as the trees being planted would not be suited for future climate).

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Tree Seed Working Group News Bulletin

Tree planting promises and their role in helping to capture carbon have garnered a great deal of attention. It certainly is more generally acceptable to considerations of "reduction" that may impact our economic growth.

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Putting a Value on the Ecosystem Services Provided by Forests in Canada

This report, by the TD Bank Group and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, highlights the natural capital value of the ecological services provided by Canada’s forests.

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Forest Practices and Water

This special report prepared by the British Columbia Forest Practices Board (FPB) advises the provincial government on its three current initiatives. The creation of a Watershed Security Strategy and Fund, modernization of BC’s forestry legislation, and development of a Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy. The report identifies four main issues with current forest practices and four opportunities for improvement.

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Alberta’s Natural Subregions Under a Changing Climate: Past, Present, and Future

In this report, the author places the Natural Regions and Subregions into a dynamic framework, describing how they have responded to climate change in the past and how they are expected to change over the next hundred years. Understanding how Natural Regions and Subregions will change over time will improve conservation planning and facilitate adaptation efforts.

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Forestry

CCFM Wildland Fire Management Working Group Action Plan 2021–2026

This issue highlights new analysis of critical seed transfer distances. Tree populations are expected to become increasingly maladapted to local climate conditions as the century progresses. In anticipation of these impacts, many jurisdictions are reviewing and revising their seed transfer systems, which provide guidance regarding the movements of seeds and seedlings for forest regeneration.

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Wildfire

Wildland Fire Management Working Group Action Plan 2021–2026

A roadmap for implementing the Canadian wildland fiire Strategy using a whole-of-government approach

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